Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / PFW launched festivities with high profile entities

PFW launched festivities with high profile entities

Sep '09
Portland Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 2010 Collections, launched festivities with two of the highest profile entities in private and public sectors in Portland, celebrating two iconic events, which have set the stage for the most exciting and highest profile Portland Fashion Week ever.

An installation fashion & trunk show with PFW Designers took place last Wednesday as part of 5-Star Hotel The Nines' 9/9/09 Special Event which was attended by civic leaders, including Mayor Sam Adams and executives from the Portland Development Commission, Travel Portland, Portland Business Alliance, and Portland celebrities and businesspeople like Sharon Kitzhaber, Vivian McInerny and Byron Beck. On September 12,Portland Fashion Week designers adorned the fashion stage of the Tri-Met's Green Means Go event in downtown, celebrating the opening of MAX's new line as part of our City's nationally know public transportation system. The event was collaborated on by the Downtown Marketing Initiative, and was attended by Federal Transit Agency Administrator Peter Rogoff.

"Don't let these high-profile warm-up events you distract you from what's most important, the launching of some of the most fascinating collections ever done in our dynamic city at the oncoming fashion week " says Prasenjit Tito Chowdhury,Executive Producer of Portland Fashion Week. "Overcoming the odds in this severe economic downturn, Portland Fashion Week is showing the strongest lineup of designers in its seven year long history - among the nine established and emerging Portland designers this year, two of the nationally known Portland designers will not only be debuting new collections, but launching brand-new product lines from the PFW runway, La Vie by Michelle DeCourcy and Imperial Collection by Anna Cohen, a Department of Agriculture funded all-sustainable line."

Cone writes, "In a general atmosphere of bad economic headlines, closing doors, and falling budgets, Portland Fashion Week 2009 is a positive Portland story about a city pulling together, attracting high-caliber talent from all over the world, and mounting the best Portland Fashion Week yet.Everyone from the Mayor and his office, to PFW Sponsors, volunteer staff & Organizing Committees, professional models volunteering service and some of their supportive and community-minded Model Agencies lending their support, and both public and private City partners... you name it, we've come together in a collective affirmation that Portland Fashion Week is a core event for the City, and not only must the show go on, but it must make a statement and be the best ever."

Mayor Sam Adams weighs in, "Portland Fashion Week plays an exciting role in Portland's recognition as a sustainable, creative hub for economic growth. Such positive effects on the city's reputation will help us continue to draw business, jobs and talent."

Must ReadView All

Pic: Anton_Ivanov / Shutterstock.com

Retail | On 27th Jan 2022

UK retail sales volumes fall at fastest rate in 11 months in Dec 2021

UK retail sales volumes fell by 3.7 per cent in December 2021, the...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 26th Jan 2022

Vietnam-US trade hits $111.56 bn in 2021

Vietnam-US trade hit $111.56 billion in 2021, up by nearly $21...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 26th Jan 2022

Turkey using less coal, hydropower; use of renewables, gas up: Ember

The use of coal and water for energy in Turkey reduced in 2021, while ...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Quality & affordability to affect market acceptability of new fibres

Vandana Narang, National Institute of Fashion Technology

Vandana Narang
National Institute of Fashion Technology

Campus placements are low due to lockdowns

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Strongly believe in 'people first' policy.

Seema Mishra,

Seema Mishra

Set up in January 2020 by <b>Seema Mishra</b>, the Kasrawad Art Cluster...

Vikash & Vishal Pacheriwal,

Vikash & Vishal Pacheriwal

Launched in 2018, Raisin is a contemporary fusion fashion brand that aims...

Kriti Kanodia,

Kriti Kanodia

A TV show in 2012 where actor Sonam Kapoor customises her own pair of...

Frank Heislitz, Freudenberg

Frank Heislitz

Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of...

Silverio Baranzano, Fitesa

Silverio Baranzano

Fitesa is a leader in the nonwoven fabrics industry, specialising in...

Hemant Bheda, Arevo

Hemant Bheda

Arevo, based in Silicon Valley in California, develops technology to...

Reynu Taandon, Label Reynu Taandon + Nikhita

Reynu Taandon
Label Reynu Taandon + Nikhita

Renowned womenswear designer <b>Reynu Taandon </b>has been serving the...

Suman Nathwani, Suman Nathwani

Suman Nathwani
Suman Nathwani

Designer <b>Suman Nathwani</b> talks about her journey of opening a...

Manish Malhotra, Label Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra
Label Manish Malhotra

A multitalented designer and founder of an eponymous label, Manish...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments


Guess Europe Sagl,
Chico’ FAS
Lacoste (Wanchai)
Sportmaster Ltd.
Lululemon Athletica Inc
SHAHI Exports Pvt Ltd
Sateri (Jiujiang) Fiber Co.,Ltd
Landmark Group
Aquarelle Clothing Limited
Gatsby Africa
Midas Clothing Limited
IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative
G-Star Raw C.V.
PVH Corporation
Deckers Outdoor (Guangzhou) Consultant Co., LTD.
Sportswear Company Spa
Amazon China
LC Waikiki
Tchibo GmbH
Arvind Limited
Reiter India Private Limited
C;&A Sourcing International Ltd
Grasim Industries Limited
Truetzschler India Private Limited
Brandix Lanka Limited
Bluestem Global Sourcing Limited
Rosset ;& Cia Limited
John Varvatos
Restoque S.A.
Recron Polyester from Reliance Industries Limited
Maceton Limited
Gap International Sourcing Limited
Calvin Klein
Vardhman Textile Ltd
Hirdaramani International Export Private Limited
H;&M Hennes ;& Mauritz (Far East) Ltd
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
Under Armour Global Sourcing Ltd
Lisa S.P.A.
Rayonese Textile Inc., Division de Culp Inc.
The Top Form Brassiere Manufacturing Company Limited
Desigual - ABASIC, S.A.
Hela Clothing Pvt Ltd
Tommy Hilfiger
International Textile Manufacturers Federation
KAS Direct Sourcing
Sainsbury's Argos Asia Limited
Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company
Groz-Beckert East Asia LLP
Phong Phu international JSC (PPJ)
Gokaldas Exports Limited
Seasalt Limited
Etam Group Strategy Hong Kong Limited
The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd
Helly Hansen Far East Ltd
Eastman Chemical Company
Tory Burch Hong Kong Ltd
NITI Aayog
Alix Partners
Target Corporation (MN)
Gloria Jeans
OVS Hong Kong Sourcing Ltd.
Benetton Group
Alison Hayes Romania
Page Industries Limited (Bangalore)
IKEA of Sweden AB
Boardriders Asia Sourcing Limited
MAS Active / MAS Kreeda / MAS Bodyline
Chori Company Limited
J ;& P Coats
T.T. Limited
Huntsman (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Aramark Uniform ;& Career Apparel, LLC

January 2022

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Advanced Search